About Dr. Constable

Dr. Constable


Dr. Winifred Constable, M.D. did her undergraduate studies at Smith College, completed 2 years of graduate work in Physiology and Biochemistry at Rutgers University, and attended medical school at East Tennessee State University. She did her residency in Internal Medicine at Kings County Hospital and Cabrini Hospital in New York City, and then went on to do sub-specialty training in Bariatric Medicine, (there is no residency in this field at this time) through medical conferences and internet training, but also very extensive studying on her own. This is very much ongoing, as the medical understanding of overweight and obesity is rapidly changing. As knowledge changes, so does our practice. Our goal is always to give you the latest and best care we can.

Personal History

Her interest in weight loss stems not only from her extensive studies in the field, but also from her own weight loss history. Dr. Constable has personally struggled with her own weight since childhood, and comes from a long family history of obese women. After many failures, going through many other programs, and then many hours of study on the biochemistry of weight metabolism, she eventually succeeded in losing a large amount of weight herself. She firmly believes that a doctor who has personally made this journey of weight loss is much better equipped to help her patients. With this innate knowledge, she created this program, and designs individual programs based upon the patient, not just a standardized guide.

Our program has been well recognized. Many of our patients are sent here by other doctors, and in fact we have many doctors and other medical professionals who come here as patients for weight loss.
In 2017, 2018, and 2019 our program won the Top Doc for weight loss award. We were voted best weight loss program in the Philadelphia area. This is an award voted on only by other physicians, not by friends, employees, or patients.

We are very happy to have received these awards, but what we really care about is you, and your success. I


In addition Dr. Constable loves food. She has the very strong belief that losing weight should not be about eating miserable food, getting to weight goal, and then adding foods that you miss, back into your diet. This is the formula for many weight loss programs, and you just end up sliding and gaining every pound of your weight back. This is never going to work.
Instead losing weight should be about eating delicious food. And this means discovering new foods that satisfy you psychologically but also make you lose weight. Dr. Constable grew up in France, where women think about food all the time. In addition, she comes from a food loving family. “My earliest memory is when I was five years old, my grandmother would sit down with me twice per week and together we would study cookbooks; then we would choose one new recipe and from my grandmother I got a cooking lesson.” After decades of cooking, you really come to understand food, spices, and food combinations.
In our program, Dr. Constable will introduce you to wonderful new foods and recipes. She does not drag these out of some weight loss cook book; rather she has made every one of these recipes herself; in the handouts of recipes, she will suggest spices and adjustments to satisfy the great diversity of palates and cultures of our patients.
None of the foods in the recipes require purchases from exotic food stores. Many of the recipes are very simple, so beginner cooks will find foods that they can make easily and enjoy.
We are very much against eating miserable food to lose weight.

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